What if my employer discriminates against me? If you are a member of a protected class based on your race, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, ethnicity, orientation, disability and/or age, and your employer, a co-worker, management, or any staff member treats you disparately than similarly-situated non-class members, you may have a claim against your employer for discrimination. Similarly-situated employees are those that have similar status, title, and salary. Depending on whether you are an at-will employee or a contract employee, you may have different rights. Unless you have a contract with your employer you are considered an at-will employee, which means you can be fired for any reason, you just cannot be discriminated against. If you are a contract employee your case is more of a contact dispute. If you have been disciplined more harshly than similarly-situated non-members of your class, and/or given undesirable work to do, and/or been passed over for advancement or promotion, and/or harassed, and/or placed in a hostile environment, and/or discriminated in any other way, you may want to inform Human Resources and try to correct the problem. If that does not work, you may want to consider filing a complaint at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. If you have already been terminated and you think your civil rights have been violated, you have the right to your employment file, and you may request a severance package in exchange for a settlement agreement to forego the enforcement of your legal claims. A severance agreement consists of severance pay, non-disparagement, confidentiality, and unemployment benefits. Attorney Simon B. Mann can help you navigate through this, get compensation for the violation of your civil rights, and ensure that you may go to work free of racism, sexism, gender bias, age bias, disability discrimination, and related, and ultimately negotiate the best severance package possible to help you bridge the gap to when you find your next job, so you can move on with your career and life.